It turns out so many of you are crazy for Fiber!
We had such an amazing turn-out Saturday at our first ever BCW fix-it/maker event. T-shirt upcycling was a huge hit with the pre-teen crowd, littles needle felted and made sock puppets, there were crocheters, spinners, a leather worker, mandala painting, Kintsugi fabric repair, mutant stuffed animals (see below!), and more.
Your enthusiasm was fantastic, and our volunteers were amazing.
Thank you to everyone for such a great first event.
We are so excited to be hosting our first Maker Event!
Saturday, March 25th, 9-noon
at the First Baptist Church of Belfast
March 25th: Fiber Repair, learn how to make your clothing last with skills such as darning, patching, upcycling and more. Bring your own clothing for repair and any tools you’re willing to share. Plus, knitting, felting, crochet, and kids crafts. 9:00-12:00 at the First Baptist Church in Belfast.
Love crafting? Bring your old clothes, knitting, crochet, quilting, whatever it is that you like to make with fiber and join us for a morning of making.
New to fiber craft? Come and learn a new skill, or just hang out with a bunch of amazingly creative people, share some tea, coffee, and snacks.
We’ll have experts and enthusiasts on hand to lead both structured and drop in workshops on how to upcycle t-shirts (into basically anything), knitting 101, how to make tote bags from all those grain sacks, patching, needle felting, kids crafts, sock darning and more.
Ongoing events include:
Make your own produce bags
Kintungi (artistic hole repair)
Spinning Wheel demonstration
Make your own headbands from upcycled t-shirts
Learn to patch clothing
Spiral crochet scarf demo
Kids Table: sock puppets, wrist warmers, finger knitting, weaving and more
Quilted Cuddledown demonstration (begins at 10:30)
Upcycling clothing ideas and how to make a pattern
Scheduled Workshops Include:
10:00–Make your own hats, mittens, scarves from upcycled clothing
11:00–DIY tote bag from old feed sacks
11:00–Upcycle old T-shirts into skirts and more
Mutant Stuffed Animals, piece together old stuffies to make mutants! (Time TBA)
If possible please bring your own scissors, sewing kits, and old clothing for repair or upcycle. In addition, we’ll have some on hand to share.
This event is free and open to crafters of all ages and ability.